Return, coat contents, and WIP Wednesday.

1) I’m out when the postie comes the first time, and discover a failed delivery slip on the doormat. A wee while later the doorbell rings. Our lovely postie spotted the car in the driveway, and returned to deliver the letter.

2) When I went to put M’s coat in the wash this afternoon, I discovered a hole in her pocket… The contents of the coat were as follows: 1 necklace, 1 braclet, 1 hair band, 1 hair tie, 2 small rocks, 1 polished stone, 1 50p piece, a plastic thimble, and a lollipop!

3) I’m nearly finished M’s Frondly Yours hat (I ran out of yarn two-thirds of the way through, and the new yarn only arrived today), and I’m working on my design of the little knitted party bags too…

Check out Tami’s blog for more of today’s Works-in-Progress!

Unexpected, quick meal, and WIP Wednesday.

1) I bumped into someone I don’t normally see on my walk up to school. It was lovely to have a chance to chat.

2) Tonight’s dinner was cooked this morning, so all that was needed at dinnertime was to reheat it 🙂 .

3) Loving how my new hat is knitting up. The pattern is challenging, but fun, and I love how it looks so far. Don’t think it will be finished by Friday, but here’s how it’s looking so far…

Check out Tami’s blog, if you’d like to see more of today’s Works-in-Progress…

On time, home safe, and back to normal/Work-in-Progress Wednesday

1) K left for London at 0530 this morning, but I still managed to get us all up, breakfasted and dressed, and at school in time for the bell.

2) K’s flight has landed safely, and he’s just arrived home 🙂 .

3) Finally getting back to WIP Wednesday – an indication that life is settling down again 🙂 .

At the moment I’m working on my version of Zabet’s “Hubby’s Decoder Hat” – I just loved the concept – take a message, use an Ascii-to-Binary converter and convert the message into Binary, and assign Knit stitches to all the 1’s, and Purl stitches to all the 0’s. Cast on and begin… Once complete, challenge the recipient to decode the message…

I gave this hat (completed) on Christmas Day and promised him a matching cover for his HTC Desire if he could decode the message. Apart from telling him there were 96 stitches he used none of the other clues I gave him. And decoded the message – without even using a computer to convert the zeros and ones back into Ascii. I can honestly say that, until that moment, I hadn’t truly appreciated just how geeky my lovely hubby is!!

(After trying it on and wearing it for a few days, we felt that I hadn’t knitted it quite long enough, so on Monday I took it back to the top of the decreases and am now in the process of adding an extra few centimetres of length…)

For more of Wednesday’s Works-in-Progress, check out Tami’s blog